Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1981 for girls and boys. Click on a name below to learn baby name meanings and more.

Most Popular Names For Births In the United States 1981:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Michael 3.693 68,733
2 Christopher 2.698 50,215
3 Matthew 2.327 43,317
4 Jason 2.252 41,910
5 David 2.183 40,629
6 Joshua 2.098 39,042
7 James 2.058 38,298
8 John 1.873 34,867
9 Robert 1.847 34,386
10 Daniel 1.665 30,983
11 Joseph 1.653 30,758
12 Justin 1.467 27,305
13 Ryan 1.441 26,816
14 Brian 1.429 26,591
15 William 1.331 24,782
16 Jonathan 1.213 22,585
17 Eric 1.113 20,718
18 Andrew 1.087 20,224
19 Brandon 1.085 20,203
20 Adam 1.076 20,034
21 Nicholas 1.063 19,778
22 Jeremy 1.027 19,111
23 Anthony 0.998 18,568
24 Timothy 0.979 18,214
25 Kevin 0.938 17,454
26 Thomas 0.921 17,150
27 Richard 0.906 16,855
28 Steven 0.886 16,486
29 Jeffrey 0.856 15,926
30 Aaron 0.789 14,682
31 Charles 0.775 14,426
32 Benjamin 0.770 14,339
33 Mark 0.728 13,546
34 Scott 0.683 12,719
35 Paul 0.633 11,774
36 Nathan 0.605 11,258
37 Jesse 0.561 10,441
38 Patrick 0.558 10,381
39 Stephen 0.553 10,291
40 Travis 0.543 10,107
41 Kenneth 0.509 9,478
42 Dustin 0.502 9,351
43 Jacob 0.502 9,337
44 Sean 0.478 8,890
45 Jose 0.471 8,761
46 Gregory 0.470 8,754
47 Chad 0.452 8,409
48 Bryan 0.388 7,215
49 Shawn 0.380 7,076
50 Bradley 0.371 6,899
51 Edward 0.358 6,656
52 Kyle 0.353 6,565
53 Derek 0.348 6,475
54 Samuel 0.324 6,030
55 Peter 0.322 5,985
56 Donald 0.318 5,911
57 Jared 0.315 5,864
58 Keith 0.302 5,622
59 Ronald 0.297 5,533
60 Juan 0.295 5,489
61 George 0.277 5,155
62 Gary 0.266 4,947
63 Zachary 0.260 4,841
64 Douglas 0.257 4,787
65 Joel 0.244 4,540
66 Phillip 0.244 4,535
67 Marcus 0.242 4,511
68 Raymond 0.235 4,368
69 Corey 0.228 4,246
70 Alexander 0.227 4,233
71 Carlos 0.224 4,175
72 Craig 0.220 4,094
73 Todd 0.212 3,954
74 Larry 0.212 3,949
75 Antonio 0.211 3,920
75 Erik 0.211 3,920
77 Jeremiah 0.209 3,894
78 Derrick 0.207 3,850
79 Brett 0.203 3,774
80 Nathaniel 0.200 3,716
81 Shane 0.199 3,712
82 Frank 0.195 3,634
83 Dennis 0.195 3,633
84 Philip 0.192 3,578
85 Casey 0.189 3,514
86 Shaun 0.182 3,381
87 Lucas 0.181 3,376
88 Gabriel 0.181 3,374
89 Brent 0.181 3,370
90 Cory 0.180 3,354
91 Randy 0.179 3,340
92 Luis 0.179 3,339
93 Jeffery 0.179 3,334
94 Curtis 0.172 3,194
95 Seth 0.168 3,135
96 Tyler 0.168 3,119
97 Jerry 0.164 3,054
98 Russell 0.164 3,045
99 Wesley 0.163 3,041
100 Luke 0.162 3,018
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Jennifer 3.191 57,035
2 Jessica 2.379 42,521
3 Amanda 1.923 34,372
4 Sarah 1.575 28,163
5 Melissa 1.567 28,007
6 Amy 1.138 20,339
7 Nicole 1.136 20,310
8 Stephanie 1.130 20,205
9 Elizabeth 1.128 20,169
10 Heather 1.004 17,942
11 Michelle 0.994 17,771
12 Rebecca 0.936 16,731
13 Kimberly 0.934 16,692
14 Tiffany 0.918 16,411
15 Angela 0.890 15,914
16 Crystal 0.888 15,881
17 Christina 0.805 14,393
18 Lisa 0.799 14,291
19 Erin 0.775 13,850
20 Amber 0.773 13,809
21 Laura 0.743 13,290
22 Rachel 0.704 12,583
23 Kelly 0.664 11,876
24 Andrea 0.653 11,681
25 April 0.638 11,403
26 Sara 0.635 11,352
27 Mary 0.617 11,032
28 Jamie 0.614 10,978
29 Emily 0.604 10,799
30 Danielle 0.561 10,029
31 Kristin 0.545 9,737
32 Shannon 0.516 9,227
33 Megan 0.501 8,964
34 Ashley 0.496 8,875
35 Lauren 0.493 8,804
36 Erica 0.482 8,621
37 Julie 0.479 8,563
38 Kristen 0.478 8,541
39 Katherine 0.471 8,428
40 Maria 0.429 7,666
41 Brandy 0.386 6,892
42 Christine 0.384 6,857
43 Courtney 0.371 6,639
44 Katie 0.369 6,599
45 Tara 0.356 6,365
46 Alicia 0.328 5,859
47 Lindsay 0.327 5,844
48 Kathryn 0.326 5,822
49 Monica 0.323 5,782
50 Brandi 0.309 5,524
51 Samantha 0.309 5,515
52 Brooke 0.298 5,330
53 Patricia 0.295 5,282
54 Anna 0.290 5,182
55 Carrie 0.285 5,093
56 Leslie 0.276 4,931
57 Allison 0.274 4,902
58 Lindsey 0.272 4,862
59 Cynthia 0.272 4,858
60 Natalie 0.272 4,855
61 Misty 0.268 4,799
62 Vanessa 0.265 4,744
63 Holly 0.255 4,565
64 Karen 0.254 4,535
65 Stacy 0.251 4,479
66 Melanie 0.250 4,471
67 Jacqueline 0.242 4,332
68 Veronica 0.241 4,313
69 Latoya 0.239 4,266
70 Dana 0.238 4,246
71 Susan 0.237 4,243
72 Kristina 0.227 4,061
73 Catherine 0.227 4,052
74 Sandra 0.226 4,034
75 Diana 0.222 3,970
76 Pamela 0.217 3,881
77 Tracy 0.216 3,868
78 Jill 0.216 3,856
79 Dawn 0.215 3,836
80 Tina 0.214 3,818
81 Leah 0.213 3,808
82 Kathleen 0.211 3,776
83 Stacey 0.210 3,750
84 Heidi 0.209 3,738
85 Natasha 0.209 3,733
86 Candice 0.207 3,696
87 Victoria 0.206 3,685
88 Julia 0.205 3,665
89 Valerie 0.202 3,611
90 Wendy 0.202 3,607
91 Lori 0.195 3,479
92 Tanya 0.191 3,407
93 Erika 0.190 3,395
94 Kristy 0.183 3,263
95 Katrina 0.182 3,258
96 Denise 0.179 3,200
97 Teresa 0.175 3,122
98 Renee 0.168 2,995
99 Theresa 0.165 2,943
100 Christy 0.165 2,941